Thursday, January 19, 2006

The Problem with Drugs


The price goes through the roof, you have to deal with unsavoury types to get them and often as not wind up stealing to pay for them.

OK, so take away prohibition and sell them as we do alcohol, tobacco and OTC medicine. The price plummets and there is no need to deal with the lowlife that currently supply most of today's market.

The criminal element has just lost it's major source of income- with it their power.

The police are now freed to get on with pursuing crimes against victims. This includes those still stealing to buy their now legal drugs. This will also make it harder for them to directly exchange stolen goods for drugs.

Sounds too simple, doesn't it.

There are other issues.

The naysayers point out the problems we currently have with alcohol abuse and drink-related problems we have now, particularly in youth.

They have a very valid point.

What has been understated by those of us who support the legalising of all drugs is that with an ADULT'S RIGHT to put what you want into their body, They must totally accept the RESPONSIBILITY for that action.

They will pay more for health and life insurance, or be excluded.

They will collect harder penalties for crimes committed under the influence.

Also, they must be protection for minor children. Selling/ supplying drugs to them will attract stiff penalties.

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